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Hardwatch: Week of July 18th, 2016

Hardwatch: Week of July 18th, 2016

It’s finally here! San Diego Comic-Con starts on Wednesday with Preview Night, and you can be sure that Chris Hardwick will be all over the Gaslamp District over the next few days entertaining and generally running around being everywhere at once. More on that in a second, though! First up, places that are not Comic-Con where you can see him this week.

There will be four new episodes of @midnight this week, but the schedule is shifted ever so slightly from normal. There’s no show on Monday night, but you can tune in Tuesday and see Lauren Lapkus, Matt Besser, and Dave Holmes cracking jokes. Wednesday night, you get Ramon Rivas II, Dan St. Germain, and April Richardson. Thursday night, Chris D’Elia and Will Sasso will face a yet unannounced contender. And the week will wrap up on Friday night with Paul Feig, Neil Casey, and Milan Vayntrub. There are never episodes on Friday night so this will be a treat!

In addition to the annual tradition of Nerdist Podcast Live at San Diego Comic Con, there will be a new episode of the podcast hitting your streaming service of choice. Butch Vig will be on to talk music, Garbage, Nirvana, and a lot of the highlights of his career including recording with Paul McCartney. You will definitely want to get that downloaded if you’re feeling at all sad that you’re not in Southern California.

If you do happen to be in San Diego and have one of those hard-to-get passes to the convention, you can find Chris moderating back-to-back panels on Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead in Hall H on Friday at 12pm and 1pm respectively. If you’re there on Thursday, you can catch him on the Nerdist panel alongside our very own Rachel Heine, Alicia Lutes, Jessica Chobot, and Adam Rymer at 1pm in the Indigo Ballroom. He will also moderate the South Park panel at 5pm on Friday in Hall H. Make sure you get in line nice and early for all of these so that you can soak it all up.

For those of you in San Diego who will be in San Diego but are lacking in the convention pass arena, make sure you stop by the Nerdist and Geek & Sundry Conival where you can see all sorts of shenanigans over the course of the week. You can see the whole line up here. Chris is usually in and out over the course of the week. You will also definitely want to see the live recordings of the Nerdist Podcast that will happen at the Balboa Theater on Saturday night. The guests haven’t been announced yet, but the shows are always epically amazing and a highlight of the convention.

This week, more than ever, I advise you to follow Chris on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Snapchat to make sure that you don’t miss anything that goes on during this annual extravaganza. The content is sure to be off the hook. We will see you on the other side!

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